For 2 years I’ve been wanting to purchase a classic tailored suit with African print, but no designer (that was mainstream) was producing what I had in mind. I decided to find the perfect material (deep in Brooklyn, NY), the perfect bespoke tailor (in N.Y.C.), and make it happen instead of waiting until designers thought it was fashionable to produce.
I linked up with Alexander Nash, had a tuxedo (pants pictured), the shirt made, and voila.
I’m a firm believer that style isn’t what happens on the runway during fashion season, it’s what the individual creates.
I went to Tokyo recently with one thing in mind - shoot for GQ Japan. And while I gave them photos, they (GQ, and the 16 men I shot) gave me so much more. I shot for a magazine that understands and promotes style, and shot men who live, eat, and breath style. Nothing makes for a better incubator than a great source of inspiration and a strong support system.
To have been part of the Gentlemen of Tokyo feature ( a 24 page supplemental magazine within the November GQ Japan magazine in which I was the photographer and directed the individual videos shot for GQ.jp.
While my Japanese is limited to 4 or words, my appreciation for style doesn’t limit me from adding foreign publications to my library. The November issue is a must have, not because my work is included, but because it truly provides an overall style lesson. My library is made up of very few magazines, when it comes to style, I am very selective. GQ Japan is certainly among the easiest to reach.
Q&A with My Habit.com
Note* I’ve had the pleasure of working with GQ Japan (Not GQ US - at least not yet)
On the weekends you’ll often find me in a polo shirt, and while in the past I’ve been loyal to Ralph Lauren quality, I was recently introduced to the fitted polo from Naked Clothing. This season I was fortunate enough to have received a limited edition polo from the designer and creator Filippo Matera.
In terms of fit, this polo is second to none. Made in Italy with the idea that craftsmanship and quality is not compromised for mass production, I have found a gem in Naked Clothing and look forward to owning more pieces from their collection.
More information at www.Naked-Clothing.it
Pitti Uomo in Florence Italy is right around the corner & I have a few style treats in store…
Photo courtesy of:
Steve & Co.com